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Applications Invited: Acumen India Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs: Apply by Sep 1


Our Regional Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to build the next generation of social leaders with the audacity to transform society and create a better, more inclusive world.

The program equips 20 extraordinary individuals from across India with the knowledge, support system and practical wisdom to unlock their full potential and drive positive change in society.

Over the course of a year, Fellows remain in their jobs while taking part in five week-long seminars, where they receive the tools, training and space to innovate new ideas, accelerate their impact, build a strong network of social leaders from across their region and around the world.

Application for the Acumen India Fellows Class of 2016!

Before beginning the application, please review the Application Instructions section of our website for eligibility criteria and helpful tips. All applications must be received by 12:00 AM IST (India Standard Time) on 1st September 2015.

Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. If you have questions or if you are having technical difficulties, please read the Frequently Asked Questions – if you still have questions after reading the FAQs, you may email indiafellows@acumen.org.


The online application consists of:

  • Background information
  • Resume/CV
  • Short & long answer questions

Application Instructions: For more guidance on how to answer the application questions, please click here

Frequently Asked Questions: For a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their answers, please click here.

Downloadable Application: For applicants who are unable to apply via the WizeHive link below, please click here.


The selection process for this program is very rigorous and highly competitive. Here is a general timeline of the process:

  • Applications for the 2016 Class open: July 1, 2015
  • Applications close: September 1, 2015
  • Telephone Interviews: September 2015
  • In-Person Interviews: October 17, 2015
  • Final Selection: December 2015

Next steps after submission of application:

  • Update to all applicants – September 2015
  • Phone interviews – September 2015
  • Selection Conference (in-person interviews) – 17th October 2015, Mumbai
  • Final Selection of 20 Fellows – December 2015
  • First Seminar – Q1 2016


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